"We were looking for projects that would challenge expectations. An original story that was surprising both for its narrative and illustrations. A book with a fresh approach to the picturebook format and in which each part came together to form a cohesive whole. The book "The first day" stood out for its simplicity and subtlety, as well as the way it explores the silent comic."
"We felt that the author approached the subject in an unusual way, exploring and transforming the moment of stepping out of the house into something light and magical, with humour and attention to detail."
Joana Estrela, Yara Kono and Paula Estorninho (jury of the 4th edition)
As a child, he was very shy, quiet, and observant. When he was in school, he spent his days drawing in the margins of books, in notebooks, or on his desk. Today, he is an illustrator and graphic designer. He is very interested in the editorial universe and in exploring the use of illustration as a means of communication. In 2022, Planeta Tangerina published his first book "O primeiro dia", winner of the 4th edition of the Serpa Award.
The following projects were awarded a Special Mention:
"Mime" by Inês Machado and "In die welt hinau" by Beatrice Dietel.